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Can I view the list of songs within a podcast while playing it?

When playing a podcast on my iPhone, can I view the names of the songs (or whatever show notes are embedded into the podcast metadata?
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Where is my iPhone backup kept? (Created prior iOS5 upgrade)

I've just updated my wife's 3GS to iOS 5.1 from iOS 4. The restore seem to only restore the messages/photo roll and some other settings. I don't see most of the apps but the most important part is the ...
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Why does syncing pictures take so long (even when there are no new pictures)

I have about 20GB of photos (from my external hard drive) to sync with my ipod. The first sync tooks 11 hours to copy everything over. That makes sense to me as this is actually moving all of this ...
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How can I get rid of Newsstand?

After the upgrade to iOS-5, I got the Newsstand app "for free". I don't use it and I probably never will. Is there any way, short of jail breaking, for me to remove it from my iPad2? I know that I ...
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How do you hide App Store app updates that your version of iOS does not support?

I am running a first generation iPad with iOS 5.1.1 (the most recent version it will ever have) and I just noticed today that the application Shazam has just dropped support for iOS 5 on the latest ...
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How to get Safari crash report?

I have been able to reproduce a bug that makes the iOS5 browser crash and stop unexpectingly. I am unable to reproduce that bug outside of our web application so I was thinking to send a crash report ...
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My iPhone 4S won't text my friend's Android, my phone thinks she still has an iphone with iOS5

My friend used to have an iPhone 3GS with iOS version 5. Our text messages showed up blue being that we were on the same software. She now has updated her phone to a Galaxy S II and my phone still ...
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Reorder items in Reminders app

Can't find a way to reorder tasks in Reminders. Am I missing something or it really is not possible? Update: Apple added this feature to iOS 6.
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Controlling iOS apps via command line

I have jailbroken iPad (iOS5.1.1) with the shell utility installed. I'd like to be able to launch and control applications via the command line, as I would normally do in Unix or Linux. Say I want to ...
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How do I hide an icon?

I just saw this question and answer: My Notes app accidentally got deleted from my iPhone 4s... So apparently it's possible to erroneously hide system icons. How can I do this? I'm sick of the ...
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Is the 3G network used by the iPad the same as the 4G network used by the iPhone?

Both my iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are running iOS 5.1. Both are AT&T models. When not connected to Wi-Fi, the network indicator on the iPhone shows 4G while the iPad shows 3G. Does the iPad use a ...
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I want to restore iPhone data that didn't get restored a few weeks ago, but don't want to lose data since then

I installed iOS 5 on my wife's iPhone 3GS about 3 weeks ago. When the process was over, she was missing her apps. I reinstalled these from the App Store via the Purchased section. However, she was ...
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If i am not on 3G nor WiFi, do iMessage get sent via SMS?

How does iMessage work? I had messaged one of my friend with iMessage, and he replied to me. However, I had disabled 3G and was not on a WiFi network. Were the subsequent replies routed via regular ...
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Does iMessage fallback to SMS on a per message basis?

As we know, the messages app in the iPhone will detect if the party you are texting to is iMessage compatible or not, and will then send an iMessage instead of an SMS. This is great, and works as ...
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iPhone is confused with iMessages

I have a contact, Niels; he has an iPhone too, and he uses iMessages, just as I am. For some reason, I've got 2 conversations going on with Niels although the contact card both contains the e-mail and ...
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Issue with FaceTime and iMessage (iPod touch 4)

My sister bought an iPod touch yesterday. Everything seems to work fine except for FaceTime and iMessage. In both applications, after she signs in with her Apple ID, she can see the next screen for ...
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How can I tell when the iPhone is actively using GPS versus only using region monitoring?

I run Google Latitude on an iPhone 4 with background updates turned on. How can I distinguish between when it's actively grabbing the location vs when it's using region monitoring to wait for the ...
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What functionality of iOS can be accessed from the lock screen?

I know that in iOS, several parts of the iDevice's functionality can be accessed from the lock screen. This is useful when you don't want to fumble with a password. But now I'm starting to wonder: ...
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What does a “o” symbol instead of “3G” or “E” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iPhone data connection types I sometimes get a "o" icon instead of the "3G" or "E" icons when I loose my connection to the network. Why? Could this be due to a ...
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How do you disable the iOS Storage full alert?

I've been getting close to filling up my 16 GB iPhone 4 with iOS 5. I have freed up some space and have 1.5 GB available, but I keep getting alerts that are annoying. Is there a way to disable the ...
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Is there an online resource with lots of iOS system icons?

By this, I mean the dock, the "X" button for app icons, the lock screen slider, etc. Any file format is fine, but I'd like them to be at least the normal resolution.
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Why won't iTunes copy my new mp3 to the iPod?

I have a new mp3 in iTunes, and despite how many times I sync it with my iPod, the new song will not be copied. I tried to remove all songs from that artist, and add again, but the new song is still ...
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IOS 5.1.1 Safemode problem

I jailbroke my old iPod Touch 3rd Generation, with IOS 5.1.1, using the latest version of absynthe. It worked for several months, but then it randomly stopped. It went into safe mode, but the touch ...
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Do Banners always slow down an app when they appear?

I have an iPad 2 and I've noticed every time I receive a Banner style notification (the temporary pop in bar at the top of the screen) inside of a game app the game visibly stutters for half a second. ...
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Where is the documentation of the options on the 'System Services' settings screen?

The settings screen Settings ▸ Location Services ▸ System Services in iOS 5.0 contains the following boolean options: Cell Network Search Compass Calibration Diagnostics & Usage Location-Based ...
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Install new apps on iPad 1st (first) generation with max iOS 5.1.1

As a Mac hardware lover, I bought an old 64 GB iPad 1 with iOS 5.1.1 on it. Data wiped. Nice hardware, but ended up stock with no new application not being iOS 6, iOS 7 or more in requirement. ...
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Screen recording on iPad 1: what are the options without jailbreak? [duplicate]

AppStore requests a demo video for my app, but at the moment all I have is an iPad 1 with iOS 5 on it. They don't accept a video recorded in a simulator. Buying a newer iPad is one obvious option, ...
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How can I put my iMessage settings on my phone number instead of my apple ID?

I've just updated my iPhone 4s to ios 7.0.3 and I've set up a new apple ID but iMessage doesn't work on my phone even after I activated iMessage in settings. It used to work with my phone number ...
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iPhone 4 keeps losing contacts

My iPhone 4 keeps losing contacts under various conditions: first after an app crash followed by a manual reboot; all the other times after the battery becomes empty.
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Accessing iOS iCloud app data from a Mac?

I want to peek around where I'm not supposed to, specifically, I want to have a look at what "documents & data" is being stored in iCloud by some of my apps. I can see them in Manage Storage on ...